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Prep Ahead Low Carb Chow Mein

Course Prep Ahead Dinner
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Author Confessions of a Meal Plan Addict


Chow Mein

  • 1 medium spagetti squash
  • 1-2 cups of cubed steak or chicken
  • 2 cups spiralized cabbage
  • 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup chopped carrots
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 can baby corn
  • sesame seeds - garnish
  • cashews - garnish


  • 3/4 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 2 TBS sesame oil
  • 2 TBS brown sugar
  • 2 TBS sweet chilli sauce I use Thai Kitchen brand
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 inch ginger minced


Prep Day

  • Spiralize the cabbage
  • Chop carrots
  • Chop green onion
  • Chop mushrooms
  • Cube beef - if you didn't buy pre cubed
  • Make Sauce - mix all sauce ingredients above.

Cook Day

  • Slice spahgetti squash lengthwise and microwave for 5-7 minutes depending on the size of your squash.
  • While the squash is in the microwave, pan fry the beef for 1-2 minutes and then add about 1/4 of the sauce and let simmer while the squash cooks in the microwave.
  • The sauce will thicken and caramelize a bit (because of the brown sugar and sweet chilli sauce)
  • Remove beef from the pan.
  • Fry all of the veggies in a a couple table spoons of oil ( except the cabbage and squash).
  • Once the microwaved squash is cooled, scoop out the seeds and discard. Take a fork and pull the spaghetti squash flesh off the skin.
  • Once the other veggies are cooked, add the sauce, squash and cabbage until heated. Don't overcook!
  • Garnish with cashews (optional), green onions, and sesame seeds.